Karren Brady talks business for working mothers

The millionaire businesswoman on what makes the working world unfair

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Apprentice star Karren Brady is hitting the headlines with her controversial views about working women. 

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Karren, who famously rose to the role of managing director at Birmingham City FC, says: “We working women, we beat ourselves up all the time… but when my children need me I’m there. Am I there every time to drop them off at school? No, I’m not. Am I there to pick them up? No again, because I can’t be a taxi driver, unfortunately, and run a business employing 800 people. My kids are healthy, well-mannered, incredibly respectful, and that’s not because of the nanny who dropped them off at school. It’s because of me.”

In an interview with the Telegraph Brady adds: “The biggest barrier to women is that you can’t get affordable child care. Why would you leave your children to go to work if you can’t be sure of high-quality child care at a price you can afford? And it should be easier to have part-time work. There’s a misconception that every working woman wants to run a huge conglomerate. That’s not true. Most working women want to work just to earn some respect, and enough money above and beyond paying for the child care.”

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